The High Court today issued a rule asking why the appointment of Fougia Rezwan as the new principal of the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College should not be declared illegal.
A High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Khairul Alam also asked the authorities concerned to explain within four weeks.
Deputy Attorney General Amit Das Gupta, who stood for the state, said, "There is no legal barrier for her to join as the principal of the institution until further order of the court."
On Sunday, Education Ministry issued a circular tasking Fougia Rezwan as the new principal of the educational institution.
High Court Monday ordered the government to ensure that Fougia does not join the institution before the verdict on a writ petition, filed by Supreme Court Lawyer Yunus Ali Akhand challenging the validity of her appointment.
Three Viqarunnisa teachers, including Acting Principal Nazneen Ferdous, were removed in 2018 following widespread criticisms sparked by the suicide incident of a student.
Since then, Viqarunnisa College Assistant Professor Hasina Begum has been serving as the principal.
The Ministry of Education dismissed the principal appointment at the final stage in April this year after allegations of irregularities over the appointment ran rife.